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Come Hell or High Water

She looks out the window and sees him in the distance. So much fear inside leaves no room for resistance. If she ran right now she might be able to get away. With every broken rib she's nothing more than a cliche. She was once a strong woman, and could stand on her own. Now he's broken her will and more than one bone. Run, run, run her mind screams in shear terror. She unlocks the door without so much as a prayer. Maybe this time will be different and he won't be mad. Somehow she has to tell him he's about to be a dad. She should have taken that card and called the hot line. Her whole world changed as soon as she got the plus sign. If she can make it thru the night she'll pack up and leave. Somewhere deep inside she knows that's only make believe. She's his till the end, come hell or high water. There's nothing anyone can do about the oncoming slaughter. The National Domestic Violence Hot Line 1-800-799-7233

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Date: 10/7/2016 11:09:00 PM
Sometimes (like this time) your writing is so tight and dead-on. This would have been perfect for the Scare Me Good contest....
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Scott Williams
Date: 3/10/2017 1:19:00 AM
Hey Tom, Sorry for the late reply. I missed this somehow. Your comments make me feel very special. I really appreciate them.
Date: 2/13/2016 6:25:00 PM
a very bleak outcome foreseen in this one. It is a very good poem for national domestic violence, which is rampant in the U.S. I really like this.
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Scott Williams
Date: 2/14/2016 5:38:00 AM
Thanks a lot Andrea. I really appreciate you taking the time to read my work. I know its not much, but if it helps even one person that's one less broken bone.
Date: 2/7/2016 7:41:00 AM
Ok...yeah
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Scott Williams
Date: 2/14/2016 5:35:00 AM
Yeah?
Date: 2/6/2016 4:13:00 PM
Hi Scott, Congrats on "Your Dark Side of Love WIN!!!" XOX ~LINDA~
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Scott Williams
Date: 2/7/2016 7:40:00 AM
Thank you so much Linda.
Date: 2/5/2016 1:36:00 PM
so tearing!.. big congrats, scott!
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Scott Williams
Date: 2/7/2016 7:39:00 AM
Thank you so much.
Date: 2/5/2016 8:52:00 AM
Congrats on your placement, Scott! Hell can't be avoided, but the helpline is there!
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Balveen Cheema
Date: 2/5/2016 9:48:00 AM
That's very thoughtful Scott! I wish I had one at the time I had seen domestic violence on Xmas night! ( in India)
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Scott Williams
Date: 2/5/2016 9:27:00 AM
Thank you, Balveen.I hope it can help someone who desperately needs the help.
Date: 2/4/2016 9:07:00 AM
Congratulations on your win with this intense, sad, organized poem. Nice touch adding hotline #. There's so much help available yet so hard to see it when you're in it. Excellent! A 7
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Scott Williams
Date: 2/4/2016 9:23:00 AM
Thank you so much, Susan. I really appreciate your feedback. It means a great deal to me.
Date: 2/4/2016 7:50:00 AM
Well written, Scott. Congratulations on your win!
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Scott Williams
Date: 2/4/2016 8:36:00 AM
Thank you, Daniel. I appreciate your kind words.
Date: 2/4/2016 7:33:00 AM
great sensitivity Scott great pen congrats on 2nd place hugs
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Scott Williams
Date: 2/4/2016 8:40:00 AM
Thank you Shadow. You've allowed a light to shine on a dark subject. Thank you.
Date: 2/4/2016 6:14:00 AM
This was very sad and gripping for me. I've only had one broken bone...yep. Congratulations on your 2nd place with this one, Scott. ;)
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Scott Williams
Date: 2/4/2016 9:25:00 AM
Thank you, Lin. I really appreciate your feedback.
Date: 2/2/2016 7:18:00 PM
Very good write Scott, and it's all too often.
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Scott Williams
Date: 2/3/2016 12:07:00 AM
Thanks a lot Pete for stopping by to read my work. I really appreciate your feedback.